Strong efforts in Country Cup
RUGBY League players of the Tweed region seized every opportunity in the Country Cup under-15s and under-13s matches at Dave Burns Field.
The local contingent came from Kingscliff, Banora Point, Tweed River and Murwillumbah high schools, and there were also local colleges Lindisfarne, Mount St Patrick and St Joseph's Banora rounding out a massive group of 260 competitors.
In the under-15s Banora Point High School won games against Murwillumbah High School and Mount St Patrick College, but the odds flipped in the final when Kingscliff defeated it to claim the trophy.
Physical educator and under-15s coach Terry Simpson said Banora had performed well and there were some standouts.
“Trav Thompson, Zac Spring and Breadan Hansen were very good and they all play local league,” he said.
“I think they play for either South Tweed or Bilambil clubs and Zac has been selected for the Gold Coast Titans development squad.”
Kingscliff showed good form to win the under-13s division, just edging out St Joseph's in the final.
Country Rugby League North Coast development officer Mike Donnelly said overall it was a great day.